Proud new dad Nick Lachey recently posted a photo of himself via Facbook and son Camden, 4 weeks, in matching Cincinnati Bengals gear in support of Tide and Show Us Your Colors. The singer opens up to PARADE about the football campaign and the joys of fatherhood.
On new fatherhood: “It’s been a roller coaster, but all good. It’s been incredible to go through for the first time. It’s all kind of surreal. Every day is a new surprise or expression. It’s a lot of fun. I try to do everything with the baby. I sing to him. I shush him a lot. It’s all about spending as much as you can.”
On the best advice he received: “My brother said smell the baby a lot. That smell of your newborn baby doesn’t last very long but it’s something you’ll always remember. So I find myself sniffing his head and his neck. There is that baby smell that is so special, especially when it’s your own baby! Other than that, everybody says get a lot of sleep. The best advice is just love the heck out of your kid and shower them with love. It’s a lesson that will last the rest of their lives so it’s good to get started now.”
Making new football-watching traditions: “Now with Camden, he has his own Bengals onesie and the team is 3-1 with him cheering them. So in the last month, my tradition has been changing him and getting him ready for football at 10 o’clock. Then we sit together and watch. It’s awesome.”
On how fatherhood has affected him professionally: “I’m actually working on a lullaby project that’s inspired by Camden. I’m in the studio now finishing it up so it should be out the beginning of next year. It’s some originals I’m writing and some classic ones so it’s a mixture.”
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